You needn’t fear the lions, tigers and bears at the Louisville Zoo fear their Zoo Train. On Monday the small open-air train that circles the popular animal park derailed. The bright red train was carrying about thirty passengers, a little more than half were children —with one two-month-old on board – when…three of the cars as well as the engine came off the tracks near the zoo’s gorillas. Twenty of the passengers, including the before mentioned two-month-old, were taken to local hospitals with one rider sustaining serious injuries. When the train derailed, a passenger was trapped beneath one of the cars and had to be rescued by Louisville firefighters.
Of course the safety of the ride will be examined. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture – who check out all the state’s amusement park rides and attractions – will be heading up an investigation of the incident.
Do you ever risk your safety when riding something as tame as a zoo train?